Broncos lose Damarea Crockett to a torn ACL

Tuesday was not a good day for ACLs at Broncos training camp.

Running back Damarea Crockett confirmed the fears that accompanied his departure from Tuesday’s practice with a knee injury in a Twitter post confirming that he tore his ACL.

Wide receiver Tim Patrick also tore his ACL during the same practice, so the Broncos will be shorthanded at a pair of offensive positions as they continue their preparations for the 2022 season.

Crockett played 12 games for the Broncos last season. Almost all of his playing time came on special teams, but he did carry the ball three times for seven yards.

Melvin Gordon, Javonte Williams, Mike Boone, and Tyreik McAllister are the healthy backs in Denver.